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    • Judge denies request to seal documents in Hankook case

      RICHMOND, Va. — A federal judge has denied the request of Hankook Tire Co. Ltd. and Hankook Tire America Corp. to seal certain documents that are part of the evidence in a $37.8 million product liability case against the tire makers.

    • Kicking the tires of the future (part 3)

      To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Tire Business surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-changing aspects of tire design.

    • Bridgestone claims hybrid-polymer breakthrough

      TOKYO — Bridgestone Corp. is claiming it has discovered a way to bond rubber and resins at the molecular level into a hybrid polymer, a development that could lead to reducing the amount of polymeric materials needed in tires.

    • Intelligent tires: Coming to a bay near you

      HILTON HEAD, S.C.—Technological innovations at major tire companies, especially those dealing with "big data" and tire-vehicle connectivity, are quickly making autonomous vehicles a reality, according to executives with Continental Tire the ...

    • Kicking the tires of the future (part 2)

      The tire of the future will be round, probably black and more than likely pneumatic. To gain insight into how the tire industry perceives the tire of tomorrow, Tire Business surveyed a handful of major tire makers, asking about a number of game-...

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